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THE PRESTIGE COLLECTION: A Superbird and Nova Highlight This Unique Offering in Palm Beach

Written by Nicole Ellan James


The 2024 Palm Beach Auction, slated for April 18-20 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, will feature The Prestige Collection, which showcases an assortment of 18 special collector vehicles, carefully assembled by a passionate and discerning enthusiast located in Florida. Each vehicle in this collection has a unique blend of style, history and craftsmanship. Among the many vehicles offered are two standout stars that represent the full spectrum of the collector car hobby, from original to highly-customized: a 1970 Plymouth Superbird and a custom 1967 Chevrolet Nova affectionately known as “The InNOVAtor.”


The Plymouth Superbird is most known for its distinctive appearance, particularly its large rear spoiler and extended nose cone. These features were added to improve aerodynamics for NASCAR racing. The Superbird offered from the Florida-based collection is powered by its original 440ci 6-barrel V8 engine, coupled with a 727 TorqueFlite automatic transmission, delivering the power and performance that helped the model dominate NASCAR in the 1970s. It’s finished in an Alpine White exterior complemented by a sleek black vinyl top and interior. Equipped with an AM radio, Tic-Toc-Tach, and factory gauge package, this Superbird offers both style and functionality.

Riding on Rally wheels clad in Goodyear Polyglas tires, the Superbird maintains its authenticity and originality, right down to the matching spare and jacks. Its heritage is preserved with its original body, including the distinctive nose cone, accompanied by the original VIN Tag, Fender Tag and Build Sheet.

The Superbird’s allure lies not only in its low production numbers but also in the engineering of its time. Its aerodynamic design was absolutely revolutionary for the time. This blend of iconic design and cutting-edge performance cements the Superbird’s status as an automotive legend, making it a prized addition to any collection.

In contrast to the originality of the Superbird, “The InNOVAtor,” a 1967 Chevrolet Nova, epitomizes automotive innovation with its many custom features. Under the hood sits a Chevrolet Performance LSX 454ci small-block engine generating 700 horsepower, mated to a TREMEC T56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission – all the right building blocks for what’s sure to be an exhilarating drive. Its custom hydraulic camshaft and CNC-ported LS7 heads add to the top-notch mechanicals, and the custom exhaust lends itself to a fierce growl. To deliver precision handling, “The InNOVAtor” was assembled on a Roadster Shop Fast Track chassis and AFCO coilovers.


This Nova’s appearance is striking with custom hood-joined extended rockers, reprofiled fenders and futuristic circuit board aesthetics. Finished in Glacier White with digitally drawn graphics and an orange pinstripe, it rides on custom Roadster Shop wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires. Inside, a completely custom interior boasts Sparco bucket seats, fiber-optic lighting and GPS navigation, all reflecting the $800,000 build.

Another highlight from the offering is a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro that underwent a complete transformation, emerging as a Pro-Touring machine. From its 652-horsepower twin-turbocharged 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine to the custom-built suspension, every detail screams performance and style. Featured at the 2016 SEMA Show, the Camaro boasts handcrafted headers, Detroit Speed tubular A-arms and Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes. Its interior features custom-trimmed leather, a push-button start ignition and a premium JL Audio system. With shaved door handles, LED lights and custom Colorado wheels, it blends raw power with refined aesthetics in perfect harmony.

A custom 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible that is particularly attention-grabbing is powered by an Edelbrock Jr. Limited-Edition 383ci stroker V8 engine paired with a 4-speed 700R4 automatic transmission. The engine is #47 of 250 built for the limited edition run. To top off the build, the Bel Air sits on an Art Morrison Tri-5 chassis and is equipped with a Vintage Air system and Classic Instrument gauges to provide the driver with vital information.

The General Motors luxury brand is also present with a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham hardtop. The car offered is #53 of the 99 built. It is powered by the original 390ci V8 engine mated to a Hydramatic automatic transmission. This Cadillac has had one repaint done in its original black color, and

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Title: THE PRESTIGE COLLECTION: A Superbird and Nova Highlight This Unique Offering in Palm Beach
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FOR SALE: 1971 Chevron B19

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RMD is proud to present this 1971 Chevron B19 for sale. Click here to inquire on their website.

Key Features

Genuine Chevron B19 with continuous and well documented history from newHighly successful in-period racing history including a win at the 1972 South African 6 HoursRecently completely overhauled and sold in 100% race-ready conditionFresh zero-miles Richardson FVC engine with good spares and current FIA HTPEligible for all prime historic events such as Masters World Sportscars, Peter Auto’s CER1, Le Mans Classic, etc.


•     CHASSIS NUMBER: B19-71-30

•     YEAR: 1971

•     LOCATION: France

•     CAR TYPE: Open Sportsracer

•     LHD/RHD: RHD

•     ROAD REG.: No

•     COMP. READY: Yes

•     FIA HTP: Yes


•     EXTERIOR COLOR: Yellow, Blue & White

•     PRICE: P.O.A.


We are pleased to offer this genuine and immaculate 1971 Chevron B19 – chassis B19-71-30 – for sale.

The Chevron B19 was designed and introduced by Chevron founder Derek Bennett at the beginning of 1971 and followed on from the successful B8 and B16 models. As before, the car was aimed firmly with the privateer in mind, with ease of maintenance and low running costs being vital factors in its design, as well as being a competitive alternative to rival manufacture’s Lola T210. As with preceding B16, the production B19s featured a similarly constructed chassis with fibreglass bodywork and typically an 1,800cc Cosworth FVC engine. Over the following months some 35 individual B19s would be built.

One does not often come across a B19 with unquestionable provenance and B19-71-30 is such a rare, genuine and extremely well documented car with continuous ownership history known from new evidenced by its accompanying Allen Brown’s Oldracingcars dossier. 71-30 also boasts excellent international in-period race results including a 1st overall finish at the 1972 South Africa 6 hours.

The car – bought by its current owner in 2018 (full ownership history can be seen below in the history section) – has always been maintained with no expense spared, is now freshly prepared and comes with FIA HTP papers valid until end of 2025. Its 1800cc Cosworth FVC engine is a fresh, zero km and ECO-Fuel compliant unit recently rebuilt by specialist Geoff Richardson. The car was fully gone through in 2023 including new brake discs and rebuild of the KONI shock absorbers while it was also freshly repainted in its original yellow with a blue centre stripe between two white stripes ‘RAYS’ sponsorship livery. As such, B19-71-30 is sold in 100% race-ready condition with all date-related items current (fuel cell up to 2027) and nothing further to spend.

The car also comes with good spares consisting of 2 sets of spare wheels, a set of rims, +/- 10 gear-ratios, installed pre-heater system, spare water radiator and 2 spare noses while a nose mould is available as an option.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a Chevron B19 with impeccable provenance in immaculate condition which is eligible for all prime istoric sports car races such as Le Mans Classic, Peter Auto’s CER1 and Masters World Sportscars.



Highly successful B19 supplied new to Ray Abrahams in South Africa, and originally sporting the attractive ‘RAYS’ livery before returning to England to compete in the Martini Trophy round of the European 2 Litre Sports Car Championship with Richard Scott in 1972.After several owners in France during the 1970s, including Emile Elias, Chuck Graemiger, Lucien Rossiaud, Société Racing Organisation Course, Jacques Bringer, and Gerard Piroux, 71-30 returned to England once more and has been on track in full public view since 1981 with Richard Budge, Richard Piper, Steve Hodges and the current owner.Highly successful in period and in historic racing, winning the 1972 South African 6 Hours, 1999 Thundersports, 2004 Orwell Supersports class winner, and 2014 Martini Trophy series overall winner.Bought by the current owner in 2018, maintained with no expense spared and participated in Peter Auto’s CER1 race series as well as LeMans Classic 2022 and 2023.

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Title: FOR SALE: 1971 Chevron B19
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Grunter—A Six-Figure Vincent Rapide Headlining Bonhams

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1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle
Countless motorcycle manufacturers popped up in the 1920s and ’30s in Britain, but somehow, none quite as cool as Vincent. High-end speed machines, combining old-school big-displacement twins, monochrome finishes and titillating names like Rapide and Black Shadow, a Vincent V-twin welcomes you into any roundtable of motorcycling, and it’s not hard to see why. A seat rarely opens at the Vincent Owners Club, even more so when you’re talking about an ultra-rare first-series Rapide.

1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle

One of just 79 built, the Series-A Rapide represents Vincent’s first foray into V-twins—an endeavor that established Vincent as the superbike of the day. There are faster Vincents, and on occasion more valuable ones, but the rarity and significance of the Series-A Rapide is hard to overstate. As such, this restored 1938 Rapide highlights Bonhams’ upcoming Spring Stafford Sale with an estimated hammer price of $300,854 to $350,997.

While Vincent didn’t pioneer the V-twin, their execution is at least worthy of an honorable mention. Philip Vincent’s start in motorcycles echoes many of his peers of the era, becoming interested in bikes at a young age and crafting a few ‘specials’ of his own design in the late 1920s. At age 20, Vincent filed a patent for a cantilevered rear suspension design, and with backing from his family, he purchased the financially troubled HRD brand from Howard R Davies in 1928.

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Title: Grunter—A Six-Figure Vincent Rapide Headlining Bonhams
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Fast Tubes

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1969 Rennmax BN3Photo: Ian Welsh
1969 Rennmax BN3
Photo: Ian WelshIt can’t be denied that the world of motor racing, both contemporary and historic, is saturated with egos. Some would say that it’s all really driven by egos, and that is sometimes directly connected to the size of the wallet. Perhaps without such egos we wouldn’t have motor racing at all.

So egos are certainly important, but there is something else that’s behind so many involved in motor racing and, in particular, historic motor sport. I am referring of course to the passion that many have for the sport. A passion that is so strong in some that it outweighs the need for podium finishes and is certainly far stronger than whatever shekels may influence others.

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